Composite Polymerization shrinkage

The use of composite resin material to restore cavities is known to exhibit a process called “polymerizationshrinkage”. This process simply causes the resin to “leak” and then cause sensitivity and possible recurrent decay. The newest composites are leading the industry in the reduction of polymerization shrinkage. A current research project, I completed, was on this topic and focused on primarily reducing this effect as much as possible for the benefit of patients.